History Film / ThePunisher2004

9th Aug '17 8:22:39 PM DivineDeath
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* MoralityPet: Joan, Bumpo, and Dave serve as Frank's. Even though he scares the living bejeezus out of them and stays emotionally distant, he shows he still has some humanity when he helps them from time to time. [[spoiler:When he sets off at the end, he leaves them with money he stole from the Saints.]]
5th Aug '17 12:29:19 AM Lightning4119
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* HiddenSupplies: Frank apparently had a storage unit full of weapons, explosives, and ammunition stashed away. Just in case.


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* ScheduleFanatic: Downplayed with Howard Saint and his wife. Apparently they do the same thing every week, just on time. Not obsessively, but Mickey describes Howard as "a man of strict habits." This predictability makes it easy for Frank to get ahead of them and make things look however he wants. It's implied that part of this is Howard being possessive (see CrazyJealousGuy above) and needing to know every move Livia makes.
2nd Aug '17 7:11:04 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* BewilderingPunishment: Howard Saint murders [[spoiler:his best friend and his wife]] after Castle's frameup convinces him they were cheating together. They're both {{Asshole Victim}}s to the nth degree, but it's almost enough to make you feel bad for them, as neither one has any idea why he's doing it.
-->'''[[spoiler:Quentin]]:''' ''*weakly*'' "Howard, you're killing me... Wh--why are you killing me?"
16th Jul '17 12:32:56 PM SirSapphire
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Joan the Mouse in the comics is a small, quiet, frumpy woman. In the movie she's played by Rebecca Romijn--freaking [[Film/XMenFilmSeries Mystique]] herself. Also, Bumpo is much less {{Gonk}}ish when played by John Pinette.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Joan the Mouse in the comics is a small, quiet, frumpy woman. In the movie she's played by Rebecca Romijn--freaking [[Film/XMenFilmSeries Mystique]] herself. Also, Bumpo is much less {{Gonk}}ish when played by positively cherubic John Pinette.
4th Jul '17 11:59:26 PM Lightning4119
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* BondOneLiner: Saint drops two in a row when talking with his son about having just killed his wife and best friend, although he doesn't say he killed them. Quentin (in a body bag) is "wrapped up in something," his wife (dropped off a bridge in front of an oncoming train) "took the train."
1st Jun '17 5:26:21 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ColdBloodedTorture: Frank does this by hanging his victim upside down, threatening to burn him with a torch. He goes into agonizing detail about how a blowtorch is so hot that it destroys nerve endings before they can register heat so the end result is that all you actually feel is cold. [[spoiler: He then runs a Popsicle up and down the guy's back]].

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Frank does this by hanging his victim upside down, threatening to burn him with a torch. He goes into agonizing detail about how a blowtorch is so hot that it destroys nerve endings before they can register heat so the end result is that all you actually feel is cold. [[spoiler: He then runs a Popsicle up and down the guy's back]].back]].
** Quentin Glass does this by producing a pair of needle-nose pliers and threatening to rip out all of Dave's facial piercings unless someone tells him where to find Frank. Neither Dave nor Bumpo talk, so Quentin ''does'' go through with it.
30th Apr '17 9:47:08 PM Eniena
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The film has an unofficial/unauthorized sequel starring Creator/ThomasJane and Creator/RonPerlman, [[WritingAroundTrademarks titled]] ''Film/DirtyLaundry''. However, the 2006 video game ''VideoGame/ThePunisher'' is technically considered to be the only known official follow-up to the movie.

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The film has an unofficial/unauthorized sequel starring Creator/ThomasJane and Creator/RonPerlman, [[WritingAroundTrademarks titled]] ''Film/DirtyLaundry''. However, the 2006 2005 video game ''VideoGame/ThePunisher'' is technically considered to be the only known official follow-up to the movie.
19th Apr '17 1:47:53 PM Mikedem2
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* [[TheBrute The Brutes]]: The Russian and Harry Heck, assassins hired to kill Frank.



* CoDragons: Quinten Glass, John Saint, and Livia Saint



* TheDarkChick / SixthRangerTraitor: Mickey Duka, the resident ButtMonkey who betrays the Saints to Frank.



* EvilGenius: [[spoiler: Jimmy Weeks]], and the other corrupt FBI agents that closed the case on Frank's family.



* BigBad: Howard Saint
* CoDragons: Quinten Glass, John Saint, and Livia Saint
* EvilGenius: [[spoiler: Jimmy Weeks]], and the other corrupt FBI agents that closed the case on Frank's family.
* [[TheBrute The Brutes]]: The Russian and Harry Heck, assassins hired to kill Frank.
* TheDarkChick / SixthRangerTraitor: Mickey Duka, the resident ButtMonkey who betrays the Saints to Frank.


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* OneManArmy: Frank takes on an entire building full of hired mooks in the climax single-handedly.


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* PoliceAreUseless: Not only is a botched police raid the reason for the entire plot, but both the Miami PD and the FBI are utterly useless in stopping the Saint's attack on the Castle family or prosecuting them afterwards, and Frank calls them out on it when he comes back from the dead. The Director's Cut also shows that Castle's best friend is [[CorruptCop working for the Saints]].


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* RasputinianDeath: Castle makes sure that [[spoiler: Howard Saint does not die quickly. First he shoots him, then ties him to a car and sends him rolling into his own used car-lot full of burning vehicles. After Saint catches fire, Castle [[NoKillLikeOverkill sets of a final explosive that finishes him.]]]]
8th Apr '17 7:48:21 AM TyeDyeWildebeest
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* StealingTheHandicappedSpot: Invoked by Frank Castle; he steals Mrs. Saint's car and purposely parks it in a handicapped spot in order to get her ticketed (as part of his revenge scheme).
29th Jan '17 10:05:24 AM papyru30
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* FiveBadBand: The Saints
* BigBad: Howard Saint
* CoDragons: Quinten Glass, John Saint, and Livia Saint
* EvilGenius: [[spoiler: Jimmy Weeks]], and the other corrupt FBI agents that closed the case on Frank's family.
* [[TheBrute The Brutes]]: The Russian and Harry Heck, assassins hired to kill Frank.
* TheDarkChick / SixthRangerTraitor: Mickey Duka, the resident ButtMonkey who betrays the Saints to Frank.



* HeroKiller: Lincoln, one of Howard's men, kills Frank Castle Sr.
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